Author: Cathy Day


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    Letter from the Chair Spring 2020

    Well, the past academic year has not been one that we’ll forget soon. Extraordinary circumstances Since early March our more than 70 teachers have been pursuing our educational mission online. We’ve been working overtime to ensure that our students continue to grow in their mastery of writing and critical analysis, pedagogy and persuasion, knowledge and […]

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  • Sean Southern: Literature Gives Life a Story

    Sean Southern graduated from Ball State University in 2000 as a double major in English and History. He earned an M.A. in English at DePaul University in 2002 and a J.D. at Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 2007, where he graduated cum laude. Following law school, Sean practiced law in both the public and private […]

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  • It’s #BSUEnglishEd Month

    From Oct. 15-Nov. 15, 2019, the English department at Ball State is going to devote a whole bunch of our online bandwith to highlight our amazing English Ed program. If you’re a current student or a recent graduate, you probably know that over the last 5-6 years, we’ve used our online platforms to successfully “flip […]

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    Star Party 2019: Find Your True North

    Okay, so what’s the Star Party? It’s like the College of Communication, Information, and Media (CCIM) Super Party. But for people who want to learn more about getting involved in the humanities at Ball State. When and where? Monday, September 9, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM in the Studebaker East Multipurpose Room. In what […]

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  • Letter from the Chair Spring 2019

    By Dr. Patrick Collier As you know, Ball State has just finished up its centennial year with a set of inspiring celebrations and events. In addition to giving us an excuse to celebrate, anniversaries of this sort prompt reflection. Cathy Day has written previously about the English Department’s history. But what might the future hold […]

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  • 100 Years of #BSUEnglish

    By Cathy Day If Ball State is celebrating its 100th birthday, then so is the English department. We’ve been here from the beginning. The story of #bsuenglish is a microcosm of the story of the humanities in higher education. To tell that story, I spent a day digging around the Digital Media Repository at the […]

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  • #bsuenglish and the Snows of January

    Welcome to the first “Retweet Rapport,” a weekly review of what #bsuenglish is talking about. Most English majors are introverts, and introverts hate small talk. We’d rather talk about more important things… Like the weather! Now that Muncie is a snow globe, tell us what you like to do on snow days! Do you get […]

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  • Come to Our Career Class: #bsuenglishworks

    This semester, Prof. Cathy Day is teaching a special topics course entitled “Careers for English Majors.” Even if you’re not in the course, you can come to hear guest speakers and other presentations billed as “open sessions.” Undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty in the English department are all welcome. Freelance Editor Gretchen Stelter, “Making Books […]

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